APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 11, 2006 CSAB

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					                       Community School Advisory Board Meeting
                   Principal’s Conference Room, Brockton High School
                                    February 13, 2008
                                        7:00 p.m.

PRESENT:             Mary Milligan, Janice Beyer, Karen Watkins-Watts, Timothy Cruise, Bill
                     McGauley, Mary Ann Burke, Eileen Jones, Lisa Landerholm, Richard
                     Molloy, Michelle Pinto, and Kimberly Zachary

ABSENT:              James Daley, Kim McKeithen-Franks, Carine Sauvignon, Jean Rowan,
                     Kathleen Convey, Jeanne Drake, Sherry Hayes, Michael Healy, Jamie
                     Munoz, Nicole Otero, Adrienne Pulley, Stacey Raymond, Marcia
                     Rubicini, and Lisa Sheehan

ALSO PRESENT:        Kathleen Smith and Dr. Linda Faria-Braun

The regular monthly meeting of the Community School Advisory Board was held on
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 in the Principal’s Conference Room at Brockton High School.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Janice Beyer. A quorum was present and the
following matters were discussed.

APPROVAL OF              Janice Beyer welcomed the board members and asked if there were any
MINUTES OF THE           questions regarding the January 9, 2008 minutes.
JANUARY 9, 2008
CSAB MEETING             IT WAS MOVED BY EILEEN JONES AND SECONDED BY MARY
                         ANN BURKE TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 9,
                         2008 MEETING

                                    VOTED: TO ACCEPT MOTION, UNANIMOUS

CSAB MEETING             The CSAB March, April & May meetings will be held at the Brockton
LOCATIONS                High School Red IRC due to MCAS testing. The IRC has recently been
                         redone and has updated AV equipment.

CSAB                     The Finance Subcommittee will meet in July 2008. The School
SUBCOMMITTEE             Committee Finance Subcommittee did approve the summer 2008 fees as
MEEETING                 presented. The summer brochures will be available in a timely manner
UPDATES                  due to this approval. Advocacy & Outreach will meet on March 12, 2008
                         at 6:00 p.m. in the Red IRC. The Bylaw & Policy will meet on March
                         12, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. in the Red IRC before the regularly scheduled
                         CSAB meeting. The Executive Committee will meet some time in early
                         May and the Planning and Development has been rescheduled. The
                         Adult Learning Center Committee has two meeting dates left for the rest
                         of the year; March 10 and May 12, 2008. We welcome the new Adult
                         Learning Center Coordinator, Suzanne Martin.
ADULT                   Registrations will be held on February 26 & 27, 2008 in the Red cafeteria
ENRICHMENT AND          from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kathleen Smith did a radio interview with WXBR
RECREATION              to promote the program. The mailer was redesigned to save on postage
PROGRAM                 and was mailed to all Community School program participants. The
                        coupons will be available for this session. Kathleen Smith spoke of the
                        senior citizen discount which went from 50% to 20% and the effect it has
                        had on senior enrollment. The Community School magnets will be
                        available at the registrations and at the Central Office. The billboard is
                        currently being used for advertising the registration dates. An insert in
                        redplum advertisement is being delivered to Brockton residents. Eileen
                        Jones questioned if advertising in The Enterprise will be utilized as was
                        discussed during the November retreat. Bill McGauley stated the CSAB
                        shouldn’t be prohibited from using any means of advertising and all
                        community options should be available. Lisa Landerholm-Burke
                        suggested advertising in The Globe. Mary Milligan would like to see
                        ConnectEd used to notify residents of the registration dates and also to
                        have the information translated into different languages. The expanded
                        brochure will be used for the summer information and all of the summer
                        flyers will be available for the April parent/teacher conferences. The
                        summer commercials from last summer will be used in the schools.

DIPLOMA                 Registrations took place on January 27 & 28, 2008. There are twenty
PROGRAM                 four courses offered, Monday through Thursday, with approximately 200
REGISTRATION            students attending. The program runs for sixteen weeks and offers a buy
UPDATE                  back program, for a fee, to students who have exceeded the number of
                        missed classes.

ADULT LEARNING          Dr. Linda Faria-Braun described the Adult Learning Center and the
CENTER PROGRAM          ongoing challenges such as funding and the demand for services. There
REVIEW                  are a high number of people on a waiting list who would like to take part
                        in the classes. Dr. Braun spoke of her past involvement and memories of
                        the Community Schools Programs. Informational pamphlets about the
                        ALC were distributed to the CSAB members as Dr. Braun summarized
                        the programs and data. Mary Milligan presented Dr. Braun with a
                        bouquet of flowers, from the CSAB, in honor of her retirement

AFTER           Enrollment figures were provided for the Smart Start Extended Day sites
SCHOOL/EXTENDED for the 2007- 2008 school year. Community Schools sponsored a
DAY UPDATE      professional development workshop, Community Service Learning, at
                West Junior High for 200 teachers involved in the extended day and after
                school programs. The goal of the Community Service Learning program
                is to foster civic responsibility. The teachers in the after school programs
                will develop a project that makes a difference in our community.

FINALSITE – BPS         Community Schools will be the first to implement this online registration
WEBSITE                 program for the Brockton Public Schools. Online registrations will be
                 available in late March or the beginning of April. Kathy Ettinger, BPS
                 Webmaster, is working with us to develop the information for the
                 website.

NEW BUSINESS     The members of the CSAB were satisfied with the email notification of
                 the February 2008 meeting.
                 Bill McCauley spoke of the meeting that took place in January to help
                 raise funds to offset the cost of CS and other youth programs. The initial
                 focus was for the CS Basketball program. The group has agreed to
                 become a 501c3 a non profit charitable organization that would raise
                 money directly from the community. The meetings are ongoing and the
                 members are looking to do fundraisers, raffles, all star basketball games
                 with an admissions fee and food bars at the games. Timothy Cruise
                 stated that awareness of the financial aspect of the programs needs to be
                 raised.




        IT WAS MOVED BY KIMBERLY ZACHARY AND SECONDED BY
                    TIMOTHY CRUISE TO ADJOURN.

                   The meeting was adjourned at 8:33 p.m.